• baby getting head measured
  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
  • mom kissing smiling baby
  • nurse taking blood pressure
  • three older ladies exercising
  • immunization in arm
  • various foods

Bates County Health Center

Bates County Health Center was opened as a demonstration unit on April 1, 1975. A vote of the citizens on August 3, 1976 approved a mill tax for the continuation of the local public health agency. Since its establishment, the Bates County Health Center has been dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of the county. Although services offered have changed over the years, we still strive to fulfill the mission of public health which is to Prevent, Promote, and Protect our citizens.


Health Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours include remaining open until 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

Did You Know?

  • HOLIDAY THEFT-Theft overall tends to rise in the months of November & December. Best thing to do is make sure you secure everything that you can. Lock up cars, trucks and homes.
  • PACKAGE DELIVERY-Many people are purchasing gifts online and having them shipped to their home. With this trend more packages are stolen right off the porch. If you are expecting packages, request signature confirmation.
  • DECORATIONS & LIGHTING-Make sure not to run extension cords through windows or garage doors. Just the littlest crack can expose a home to thieves.
  • TRAVEL-If you are traveling to visit family or going on a holiday vacation, wait until after your trip to post about it on social media. Have a friend check on your house every couple of days to give you an update.
  • Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!

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